Col. Roy A. Brown

Published 4:09 pm Monday, August 1, 2022

Colonel Roy Allyn Brown, U.S. Army Ret., age 90, a resident of Fredericksburg, TX and Washington, NC died Friday July 29, 2022, at his Washington home.

A burial will be held later in Arlington National Cemetery.

Mr. Brown was born in New Gulf, TX, son of the late Roy Calvin Brown and the late Elizabeth Joy Robinson Brown.  He married the former Marianne Louise Schur who survives.  He attended Bowling High School in Bowling TX.  He continued his education and received a B.S. in Geology from the University of Texas, a B.S. in Engineering at Rolla School of Mines, an MBA from Boston University, a Masters Degree in mathematics from Boston University and was a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Civil Engineering.

Mr. Brown served his country in the U.S. Army, retired at the rank of Colonel, and worked with the Army Corps of Engineers.  He also was an instructor in math and business for Boston University, teaching soldiers oversees.

Mr. Brown was a lifelong model airplane builder and flyer.  He belonged to the American Model Airplane Association, the Model Engine Collectors Association in Europe and Texas.  He published several articles for the AMA Model Aviation Magazine and Model Airplane News.

Surviving along with his wife of 61 years of the home are his sons: Roy A. Brown, Jr. and wife Sharon of Fayetteville, Christopher P. Brown of Munich, Germany, and Richard “Mac” Brown and his wife Karen of Apex; and his grandsons: Roy A Brown III of Greenville, Kyle M. Brown of Christiansburg, VA, and Kevin G. Brown of Savannah, GA.

Mr. Brown was predeceased, along with his parents, by a grandson: Steven Grant Brown.

In lieu of flowers the family kindly asks for memorial contributions be made to USO of North Carolina, 600 Airport Blvd., Suite 200, Morrisville, NC 27560.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Brown family.